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StratMap - Strategic Mapping Program

StratMap was originally established in 1997 by Senate Bill 1 to develop consistent statewide digital data layers. Since then, its primary goal has been to acquire and improve digital geographic data for statewide mapping applications.

StratMap also maintains comprehensive data standard specifications to ensure consistent, high quality data products across the State. StratMap personnel at TNRIS work with multiple agencies on cost-share initiatives in order to provide the State of Texas with best value data products.

How does this work?

  • The StratMap team communicates regularly with State, Federal, regional and local government entities to discuss mapping needs.
  • New projects are formed by identifying type of data required, location, specification, budget and timeline for delivery.
  • Data acquisition, production and independent quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) are awarded to private geospatial contractors through the Texas Strategic Mapping Contracts.
  • After the final data deliverables are accepted, they are placed in the public domain for use by local, regional and federal government, academia, private industry and the public.

Latest StratMap Data Releases

2017 Lidar Data Release for Jefferson and Liberty Counties
April 30, 2018

A collaborative initiative to capture high-quality Lidar data for portions of the Texas coast in Jefferson and Liberty Counties..

2017 Lidar Data Release for Central Texas
April 2, 2018

A collaborative initiative to capture high-quality Lidar data for Central Texas

2017 Lidar Data Release for East Texas
November 13, 2017

A collaborative initiative to capture high-quality Lidar data for East Texas

By the Numbers

past agency partners and counting...
project Statement of Work (SOW) releases since 2009 and counting...
$20.4 Million
total spent on orthoimagery and Lidar data products for the State of Texas since 2009 through cost-share initiatives.


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Past Iniatives
2016-17 Lidar Acquisition Project

Facilitating efforts to maximize funding, coordination, and visibility of Lidar Acquisition for the State of Texas

Learn More about 2016 Lidar Acquisition project
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Ongoing Initiatives
Texas Strategic Mapping Contracts

The new contracting vehicle for StratMap and any Texas government agency is almost available for 17 total pre-approved vendors available for GIS products, services, and software.

Learn More about the StratMap Contracts
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Past Initiatives
2015 Statewide Orthoimagery Project

Capturing High Quality, Leaf-Off data for the entire state

Learn More about the 2015-2016 Statewide Orthoimagery Project